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Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?

Popular protest drove Tunisia's president from power last week in a secular appeal for political reform and social justice. What's next for the country?

In his new memoir the South African leader struggles to overcome his image as a saint.

The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.

What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.

It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange’s defense.

The WikiLeaks revelations of Silvio Berlusconi’s bromance with Vladimir Putin have raised new questions about whether their close ties stem from “personal investments.” But the growing popular protests in Italy, echoing those in Britain, France and Greece, are primarily against savage austerity measures that have favored the wealthy.

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

Does anyone seriously expect the US government, and its global allies, to permit more revelations to leak out? Defenders of human rights need to be ready to stand up for WikiLeaks.

The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

Blogs

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

The only way to claim Ukraine “united” is to have given up on a full quarter of the country.

December 4, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014